All at the RAF Benevolent Fund are saddened to hear of the passing of Sir Adrian Swire, a former Chairman of the Fund, and unstinting supporter of our work.
RAF Benevolent Fund Regional Director (Central/North England and Wales) Mark Quinn served in the Royal Air Force for 25 years following in the footsteps of his granddad who also served. Mark shares with us his most memorable moment which led him to discover a lot more about his grandfather's RAF service.
The Red Bull Air Race is taking place this weekend where supporters of the RAF Benevolent Fund, the Blades Racing Team will make their competitive Russian debut. Pilot Ben Murphy talks about the team's World Championship campaign so far, and what they are targeting for the future.
Recently more than 100 Airplay members got together to attend the first-ever Airfest at RAF Cosford. Five teenagers Bailey, Ella, Josh, Libby and TJ who travelled from RAF Lossiemouth share with us their impressions of the event.
"A great event" and "I hope it's on next year" were just some of the glowing reviews from more than 100 young people who descended on RAF Cosford earlier this month for the very first Airfest.
This December SAC Dean Payne will be leaving the Royal Air Force after seven years of service. With Dean facing unemployment and his wife, Leonie, expecting their second child, it has been a stressful time for the young family but Dean has found a shoulder to lean on.
Seventy-five years ago one of the lesser known but perhaps most important Bomber Command raids of the Second World War took place. The raid on Peenemünde, credited with saving thousands of lives, was to strike at the heart of Nazi research into the destructive V weapons.
The pressures of serving in the Royal Air Force are no secret, especially during operations abroad where personnel can be away from home for extended periods of time. The RAF Benevolent Fund recently gave a grant to those currently stationed in Iraq.
Payments made to families on the death of RAF personnel, who were members of the RAF Dependants Fund, have been increased by £2,500 to up to £17,500.
The RAF Disabled Holiday Trust, managed by the RAF Benevolent Fund, exists to ensure RAF veterans can enjoy a holiday, free from the worry of whether accommodation is accessible or not. In this guest blog, we hear from John Allen who recently visited Tigh Mor in Scotland with his wife Vivian.